Aviation Engineering News

The aviation industry is built on a backbone of large-scale engineering, from 400-seater VLAs like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777x to the complex mechanical operations behind large international airports.

Airlines are facing new challenges surrounding long-haul flights, reduced flight times, safety pressures and environmental impact. Engineering solutions including super-sonic aircraft, wing design and aerodynamics are beginning to shape the future of the industry and define the engineering that it is producing.

Due to the multinational nature of air travel, the aviation industry is often subject to a broad range of international standards and legislations which, in turn, can affect the engineering behind the aircraft. In recent years, the industry has seen ever-increasing pressures to improve its environmental credentials and safety record. All of this whilst trying to reduce costs in line with low-fare airlines and an increasing demand from travellers for cheap flights to a wider range of destinations than ever before.

This page is the only place you need to go to find all the latest aviation engineering news including the latest airliners from the likes of Boeing and Airbus to new jet engines from Rolls Royce and updated systems being deployed in domestic and international airports. We’ll keep you up to date with the introduction of new airliners, the retirement of older models and who’s picking up key contracts to produce replacement global fleets across the commercial aviation industry.  

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More Royal Saudi Air Force A330 MRTTs

Saudi Arabia has ordered four additional Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).

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Turkish Airlines orders more Boeing 777 Freighters

Turkish Airlines has announced an order for four additional Boeing 777 Freighters, further expanding its capacity in the global air cargo market.

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USAF KC-46A Pegasus flies around the world non-stop

A US Air Force Boeing KC-46A Pegasus has completed the first non-stop westbound flight around the world by the type.

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Boeing delivers first CH-47F Block II Chinook to US Army

Boeing announced on July 1 that it had delivered the first CH-47F Block II Chinook to the US Army, marking a significant milestone in the modernisation programme of the Army's heavy-lift capabilities.

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IndiGo acquires Airbus A350s

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has placed a firm order for 30 Airbus A350-900s, with deliveries expected from 2027.

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Study reveals benefits of sustainable aviation fuel use

Airbus revealed in June 2024 that the world’s first in-flight study on the use of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in both engines of a commercial aircraft shows a large reduction in contrail formation and its associated warming effects.

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WestJet launches third transatlantic route to Edinburgh

Canadian carrier WestJet started a new transatlantic route on June 21 with the introduction of a summer seasonal flight from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Edinburgh.

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Arajet receives tenth Boeing 737 MAX as it eyes expansion

The Dominican Republic carrier Arajet has taken delivery of its tenth Boeing 737 MAX, HI1101, as it develops a programme of expansion across the Caribbean as well as North and South America.

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RAF’s first Wedgetail AEW1 breaks cover

The first of a current order of three E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 AEW&C aircraft that are set to join the RAF from 2025 was seen outside of STS Aviation Services’ hangar at Birmingham Airport in the West Midlands on May 29.

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Cebu Pacific signs MoU for huge A321neo order

Cebu Pacific has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus to purchase 152 A321neos.

Aviation Engineering Companies

The aviation industry is made up of engineering giants including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Gulfstream and Honda. Between them, they produce a wide variety of aircraft from single propeller craft and private jets through to the European short haul favourite, the Airbus A320 and long-haul behemoths like the Boeing 747.

This page will keep you up to date with the latest engineering news from these companies including ongoing projects, testing phases and maiden flights for new models. Be the first to find out which airlines are updating their fleets with the latest models and which manufacturer has secured the production contract.

To find out more on commercial aviation news take a look at some of our other related pages including Airport NewsAirport Technology and Commercial Aviation News.

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